“Don’t call it a comeback, I been here for years” said Ice Cube. I bet Sony is thinking the same thing. The first thing that enters my mind when I think of the name Walkman are, well, Sony Walkman’s. I remember feeling so cool having one of Walkman phones back in the day. It was a blast using the Walkman phone, but then it got outdated, and if you still used it, you were considered obsolete and on the dull-edge. Thankfully, Sony has decided to bring back the line and are calling it the NWZ-Z1000 series. This time around, the Walkman line is powered by Android and is dedicated to expanding more on the mobile audio concept.
The first smartphone [...]
For fans of Sony Ericsson, the company has recently launched its official Live with Walkman smartphone in India. The unit, priced at Rs. 14,549, runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS and features a 1GHz Qualcomm Scorpion processor. This is the second Walkman series for the Android platform; the first being the Sony Ericsson W8. An Android 4.0 ICS update will be available for the Live With Walkman soon.
Other features of the Walkman phone include a 3.2-inch TFT capacitive touch display, 480x320p screen resolution, 5MP rear camera, 0.3MP secondary camera, 512MB RAM, and a 2GB memory card. As for its battery, the Walkman phone has 1200 mAh battery, which is capable of 14 [...]
Who could ever deny the immense success of the Sony Walkman line? This is why they have returned with a big bang, starting with the Walkman Z1000—the first ever Android powered music player.
Originally, the Z1000 made its appearance in Japan back in September 2011. However, the executives over at Sony agreed that the unit was nifty enough for the US market. Its size, however, is a bit bulky with a 4.3-inch display. It does make up for it by having extra functionality such as the ability to download Android Market apps as well as DLNA support for TV compatibility. Moreover, the Z1000 has a microHDMI port and Sony’s S-Master MX amplifier to boot.
The Android [...]